Kind prenominal and postnominal adjectives in Czech

Source document: Linguistica Brunensia. 2020, vol. 68, iss. 1, pp. 61-78
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    1803-7410 (print)
    2336-4440 (online)
In this paper, I investigate prenominal and postnominal adjectives in Czech for their syntactic and semantic properties. I claim that both types of adjectives can refer to kinds. Still, they differ with respect to the nature of the kinds they designate: postnominal kind adjectives are reserved for natural kinds, whereas prenominal kind adjectives indicate kinds created artificially. For this purpose, I assume that the kind domain is split into two sub-domains and the resulting surface structure is caused by the movement of a noun. I postulate a reformulation of the standard entailment-based typology test to prove that both types of kind adjectives are intersective adjectival modifiers.
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